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December 4, 2017 | Matt Spillar | Hortonworks Case Study

Sprint’s Data Modernization Journey

November 30, 2017 | Roni Fontaine | Hadoop Ecosystem

Top Questions – Modernize Your Existing EDW with IBM Big SQL & Hortonworks Data Platform Webinar From November 16 – Hortonworks and IBM

November 29, 2017 | Kamal Brar | Hortonworks Case Study

Healthcare 2020 – How Data Analytics Can Help Realise That Vision

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It’s no secret that there is a data explosion. A recent IDC analyst report from April 2014 indicated the volume of data, known as the digital universe, is doubling in size every two years. And by 2020, there will be as many digital bits as there are stars in the universe. There are many reasons […]

Guest author: Jeff Kelly, Data Strategist, Pivotal The phrase “digital transformation” gets bandied about a lot these days, but what exactly does it mean? When you strip away the hyperbole, I believe digital transformation is the process by which enterprises evolve from using traditional information technology to merely support existing business models to adopting modern […]

People often think about cloud architecture in simplistic terms: you’re either public, private, or hybrid. (In fact, there’s even confusion about the meaning of the term “hybrid” itself—this video helps clear it up: In the real world, of course, virtually every implementation is hybrid—no company puts 100% of its IT environment into one single cloud. […]

Today we announced Microsoft Azure HDInsight as our Premier Connected Data Platforms cloud solution, providing customers Apache™ Hadoop® as a fully managed cloud service.   The announcement is very timely as this week, Hortonworks and Microsoft are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Hadoop at the Hadoop Summit 2016.  Highlighting HDInsight as our premier cloud offering helps […]

Deploying a lock-in free data platform is critical for an enterprise. By this, we mean using a non-proprietary code and implementing interoperability to eliminate the risk of being dependent on a single vendor for your current or future needs. Over two thirds of respondents to our survey agree that maintaining freedom of choice was a […]

Avec l’emergence du big data set venu le besoin pour une data plateforme dans l’entrerprise. Apache Hadoop s’est impose comme un des elements centraux de cette plateforme et mène une data revolution au sein des entreprises . Rejoignez nous pour un webinar autour de cette technology sur Microsoft Azure, comment elle se positionne dans l’entreprise […]

This post was co-authored by Eric Thorsen, Hortonworks GM for CPG and Retail, and Jeff Seibert, Analytics Strategist at Blue Granite. More and more, consumers interact with their retailers through mobile devices. Because communication is easier, consumers tend to assume that customer service is similarly responsive. And so, they are more likely to become frustrated and […]

Today Microsoft has announced the Generally Availability of Azure HDInsight, with Apache Hadoop 2.6, available on Ubuntu Linux clusters. Azure HDInsight is a Hadoop managed service in the cloud and uses the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). This release is a direct result of the commitment that Microsoft has to Open Source. Microsoft has worked along […]

We are excited to announce the general availability of Hortonworks Sandbox with HDP 2.3 on Microsoft Azure Gallery. Hortonworks Sandbox is already a very popular environment for developers, data scientists and administrators to learn and experiment with the latest innovations in Hortonworks Data Platform. The hundreds of innovations span across Apache Hadoop, Kafka, Storm, Spark, […]

In this guest blog, Oliver Chiu, Microsoft’s product marketing manager for Hadoop/Big Data and Data Warehousing, explains how customers can benefit from deploying Apache Spark and HDP on Azure HDInsight for their enterprise and mission-critical big data jobs. On July 10, Microsoft announced the public preview availability of Apache Spark for Azure HDInsight. Azure HDInsight is […]

The Spark lit in Azure HDInsight last week was just the beginning to this week’s energy and momentum we saw around the partnership at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner’s Conference.  During the conference keynote, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella affirmed, “Together with our partners we are transforming the business world for the next era”. This year’s big announcement of […]

Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference is well underway. The conference is a great opportunity for Microsoft’s partner community to understand key marketing and business strategies and engage with the Microsoft community. At this year’s conference, Microsoft’s National Sales Organization announced its 2015 Partner of the Year awards, and Hortonworks has been recognized with the Cloud Partner […]

Apache Spark has garnered a lot of developer attention and is often the top of agenda in my customer interactions. Since we announced support for Spark in HDP, we have seen broad customer adoption of our Spark offering. Our customers love Spark for the simplicity of its API, speed of development and the runtime performance. […]

In his blog, Tim Hall wrote, “Enterprises are embracing Apache Hadoop to enable their modern data architectures and power new analytic applications. The freedom to choose the on-premises or cloud environments for Hadoop that best meets the business needs is a critical requirement.” One of the choices in deploying Hadoop in the cloud environment is with Microsoft Azure using […]

Over the past two quarters, Hortonworks has been able to attract over 200 new customers. We are attempting to feed the hunger our customers have shown for Hadoop over the past two years. We are seeing truly transformational business outcomes delivered through the use of Hadoop across all industries. The most prominent use cases are […]